Item # 31244 BRAND: Eastwood

Eastwood On Car Brake Line Flaring Tool for 3/16 Tubing

Eastwood On Car Flaring Tool for 3/16 Tubing
Eastwood On Car Flaring Tool for 3/16 Tubing
Eastwood On Car Brake Line Flaring Tool for 3/16 Tubing is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 92.
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Eastwood On Car Flaring Tool for 3/16 Tubing
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Eastwood On Car Brake Line Flaring Tool for 3/16 Tubing

Description

This is a compact and easy to use 3/16 inch tubing flaring tool that can be used in the tightest of areas to repair a brake line.

The Eastwood On Car Flaring Tool Features:

  • Produces high quality 45 degree double flares
  • For use on 3/16" steel, nickel, and copper tube
  • Compact and Lightweight design that is easy to use
  • Repair brake lines on car in tight under-car areas
  • Removable handle allows mounting in a bench vise
  • Includes detailed easy to follow instructions

The handle can be removed and the head of the tool can be mounted in a bench vise so you can make several flares with ease. This tool makes 3/16" SAE Double Flares.

Note - Not recommended for use on stainless steel brake lines.

Eastwood On Car Brake Tubing Flaring Tool

Fix loose and leaking brake lines in a flash with our on-car Eastwood flaring tool that does professional work in a DIY environment. This is a compact and easy-to-use 3/16-inch tubing flaring tool that can be used in the tightest of areas to repair a brake line, fuel line or transmission cooler line. When you’re not in a rush to fix up a commuter car, the handle can be removed and the head of the tool can be mounted in a bench vise so you can make several flares with ease. This tool makes 3/16" SAE double flares with a 45-degree angle that fits most modern and classic vehicles.

Use this Eastwood brake line flaring tool for on-car repairs of steel, nickel or copper tubing so your lines fit securely. It comes with a matching punch, position bolt and die lubricant plus detailed instructions so even first-timers can Do the Job Right. We offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, extended service plans and other ways to help our customers feel confident in their tools. Search the Eastwood Garage for more about how to make and repair your own vehicle plumbing.

Specifications

Tubing Size: 3/16 Inch
Flare Type: Double Flare
Flare Degree: 45-Degree
Tubing Material: Steel and Copper
Works on stainless steel: No

Warranty

One Year Warranty
Made in Taiwan

Contents

This kit contains everything you need for making high quality 45 degree double flares in 3/16" steel and copper lines.

  • (1) On Car Flaring Tool
  • (1) OP 0 Position Bolt
  • (1) OP 1&2 3/16" Punch
  • (1) Die Lubricant
  • Detailed Instructions
Eastwood On Car Flaring Tool

FAQs

Not recommended for use on stainless.

Application Tips

 

Instructions

Eastwood On Car Brake Tubing Flaring Tool

Safety Information

Always wear proper safety equipment when working with this tool or with a automotive braking system. Serious injury can occur

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits where it's big brother won't Not as good as it's bigger brother, but then again it's hard to get a post vise under a car. Does what it is intended to do and does it well.
Date published: 2021-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good compact flare tool Great little tool. Was able to create double flares on and off vehicle, right out of the box without issue. Good price for a quality tool.
Date published: 2021-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handheld brakeline tubing bender after a few practice bends to get used to the tool ,works great
Date published: 2021-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from On care brake flaring tool. Made several sample flares and they came out absolutely perfect! Wish it was offered in 1/4” also.
Date published: 2021-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool, easy to use, Consistent quality Great tool. Very consistent in the quality of the finished flare. I've used this tool a lot on both my car (1995 Z28) and my friends cars.
Date published: 2021-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eastwood On Car Brake Line Flaring Tool for 3/16 Works exactly like a flare tool should! An easy to use quality product.
Date published: 2021-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It Worked I started with a nice clean cut and edges burred, went by the instructions-worked great…
Date published: 2021-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Well worth the money! Great tool, easy to use, perfect flare. Great for tight spaces in the car.
Date published: 2021-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best flare I’ve ever made! This tool is worth every red penny!! Wish I would have bought it years ago! Made the best flare I’ve ever made!
Date published: 2021-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional quality you never get with cheap unit I got nearly identical set for 20 euros. A day and night difference compared to what i had before. Made sealing flare of such high quality on the first attempt, on steel line. With old tool, i could only use copper line because it leaked all the time, and had to overtight fittings, what not always worked. This design keeps mandrel precisely centered and perpendicular. Can make sae bubble flares too - have no idea why product specs miss this fact.
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome and compact. Easy to use I bought this on 10/4/2020 and this was a life saver. Bought just to do 2 flares on car and that went so well I did 8 more flares and it was perfect on all 10 flares. It was the best 50 bucks I spent. I dont how long it will last or how many flares it will make, but it is made very well Like I said very easy to use. Only used for double flare and 3/16 line. That was all I needed it for.
Date published: 2020-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from on car flaring tool I was using the old tool put brake line in jig and wanted a better way so I notice this on the car flaring tool. bought it and put it in my tool box. just the other day for some reason, I couldn't make a double flare for anything. So I got this tool out and read the instructions and boy am I glad I did. The inverted flares coming out of this tool are like professional ones Iam so glade I got it. Thinking of buying another or at least another die Love this tool.
Date published: 2019-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tool, simple to use. Having tried the cheap import tool and failed to make good flares after many attempts I was despairing of a solution. Those cheap kits probably work but take a lot of setting up to get everything square. Even on the bench we failed so no hope at all to do it on an existing line. But this tool is idiot-proof. Makes perfect Double flares. Just follow the instructions properly, and use the die lubricant on every operation as instructed.
Date published: 2019-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy for a novice I'm a novice at flaring brake line. I went through quite a lot of line trying to get a good flare with a conventional flare tool. This tool is the nuts for steel line. I made a very good flare the first time I used it. However, I may be doing something wrong when I used copper nickel brake line. I can't seem to get a good flare with it. I'm sure it's something I'm doing wrong.
Date published: 2019-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent flare tool I've had mine awhile now so I can give an honest review. This makes perfect flares every time. The way it's designed only an idiot can mess up flares. Would be great for a beginner and as it's intended for, flaring jobs on the vehicle in tight areas. Little pricey but still glad I have it
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Produces great flares! I've tried a bunch of flaring tools meant for the casual user, but this is the first one I've used that produces flares comparable to what the high end tools make.
Date published: 2019-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced all fittings without a single leak I can't flare lines well AT ALL. This tool is dead easy and allowed me to replace all of the lines on my '63 Scout without a single leak. Very pleased with this tool... definitely a keeper
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works great This tool made perfect flares every time. Not a single leak. Used it with nick copper line to replace rusted lines on a 4runner. I spent more time reading reviews then it took to do the job. Just buy it.
Date published: 2019-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! In one word...... IMPRESSED! This tool is so simple to use it's scary. I tried a test run on the bench, and right from THE FIRST attempt a perfect flare. I've used the hydraulic Mastercool flaring tool/kit before and this Eastwood tool makes the same flare with half the effort. The only tips I would give are simple: > Remove the (2) 10mm clamp bolts and put a drop of oil on the threads. > Prep the brake line; square cut, remove burs. Easy enough > Check that the flaring punch (OP1/2) nipple will fit into the brake line after prep! > When clamping the line in the tool make sure to tighten the 2 bolts EVENLY! It's easy to make the mistake of clamping 1 side tighter then the other. > MOST IMPORTANT STEP..... GREASE the flaring punch (OP1/2)! If you think you have enough, USE MORE! This makes a perfect flare every time. Also, put a small amount of grease or a drop of oil on the threads of the flaring punch. No BS, from start to finish ( cut line/prep to finished flare) ALL IN it takes less than 10 minutes. IMHO, to use any other method of making a flare on a car or on the bench is just foolish & a waste of time. I'm glad to be able to say with confidence........BUY ONE!
Date published: 2018-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect! Eastwood's tool did a super job straight out of the box with no modifications to the tool or it's instructions. Two years earlier I did my rear brake lines using the old medieval stocks-looking tool, the common one with wing nuts. With the old tool, I had to over tighten the fittings during installation and they still gave me a hard time with weeping leaks. I used Eastwood's 3/16 on car flaring tool #31244 for my front lines. It made bigger flares that were spot on and very symmetrical. I had no leaks whatsoever and I didn't over tighten the fittings. *** I did not modify the tool or instructions as some other reviewers did. *** Here are key tips I found to get the job done right: 1. Straighten the tube near the last 2 inches of each end as much as possible. You want your cut and flare form tools to meet the ends squarely. I used a metal straight edge to check straightness. 2. Cut the tube as squarely as possible. A standard tubing cutter worked. Just pay attention that you are not pulling it to the side as you go. 3. Chamfer the tube inner diameter evenly. I used a chamfer bit in a drill since I had the bit. A drill bit should work, but use it in a drill to help create even chamfering. 4. Chamfer the outer diameter of the tube. I had to use a file by hand just as in this video. Try to make it as evenly as possible. Eastwood has a tool for the inner and outer chamfer but I didn't buy it. 5. Remove old brake lines. Try to keep them in their original shape without twisting them up. I made a flare on one end of my replacement tube following Eastwood's tool instructions exactly and slide a new fitting on that end. If you don't know what fittings to use, I went on the big chain auto parts store web site. Look up your replacement master cylinder and check for the port fittings. It tells you what fitting will work. The primary port on any two port master cylinder is the port closest to the mounting surface according to Google. Do the same for the "rubber" brake lines to find those fittings. I bent my new brake lines by hand and attached them to the old brake lines so I could follow the bends accurately. Attach them together using tape, fat rubber bands, old shoe laces, etc. Attach them at one end, bend following the old tube, attach a little more and repeat. I used a tubing bending tool a few times. It's easier to bend them while sitting comfortably in the house rather than when under the car. When the new brake line is bent against the old it will scratch off the protective rust coating unless you wrap it with Saran Wrap or the like. One goal here is so that the ends fit straight into the fitting they will screw into. You want them straight so that the flare seats squarely. 6. I Installed stainless steel 3/16" brake line gravel guard over the tubes. These are like a long spring. The big box store was the cheapest. Flare the other end. If you forget to put the fitting on before flaring, you can cut the flare off very, very close to the fitting. Notice that the cutting tools have a notch in one of the rollers. The flare sits in the notch so you can cut it off very closely. 7. Apply just a fine amount of oil to the fitting threads and also the back side of the flare where the fitting will press the flare. You don't want any oil contaminating the seating side of the flare. You will be bleeding the lines, but don't contaminate anyway. It's not a good practice. This allows much more of the fitting torque to be applied toward seating the flare rather than overcoming friction. 8. When installing the new tube, make sure the tube allows the fittings to go in straight. You know it is straight if you can screw the fitting in with your FINGERS ONLY while you wiggle the tube. Finally, continuously wiggle and seat the flares using a wrench. No over tightening needed. No leaks. No worrying about brake failure.
Date published: 2018-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great Works great used for two flares the day I received in the mail was surprised how good the flares are
Date published: 2018-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition This break tool is a great addition to my tool box, it is easy to use and fits in tight places for on car repairs
Date published: 2018-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This flaring tool is great! I have used a lot of junk flaring tools that never make a proper flare. This flaring tool is not one of those. It works great. I made all new brake lines for my project and every flare worked flawlessly. For the price and the ability to flare a line on the vehicle I highly recommend this flare tool.
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have tool Gets into very tight areas and made a perfect flare every time. Worked great on steel brake lines. Have not tried on any other materials yet.
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy tool I had problems creating consistent flares on long, one piece brake lines. This little tool solves a couple of problems: holding of the tubing, and setting of the depth. Excellent results! Consistent and fat little inverted flares.
Date published: 2018-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Above Expectations This is truly a tool for novice diyers. Been long time making a brake flare this was way easier then i expected.
Date published: 2018-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small for jobs on the car or truck. I love the tool this is for the DIY guy you need to make sure the cut is straight then deburr the brake line lube the tool an take your time an you will not have to do it again, works great thanks.
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and Perfect Flares Everytime It is an idiot proof flaring tool. Super easy to use and perfect flares the first time everytime.
Date published: 2018-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3/16 flaring Tool Sure wish I had one of these along time ago So effortless to make beautiful looking flares on brake tubing Wish they also made them for 1/4 and larger So easy to make a perfect flare every time !!
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best flaring tool. If you’re only doing 3/16 you should not waste your money on any other device. Perfect every time, both when I was under the car and on the bench.
Date published: 2018-07-09
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Questions & Answers

if you only do the first operation would it do a bubble flare like the vice mounted version?

Asked by: edbug
On the vise mounted version, you have a set of dies they are designed to make a bubble flair. This tool will only do your double flairs.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2021-08-13

Hi there hey this tool can make bubble flares?

Asked by: Caleragto
This tool can only do a double flare on 3/16 tubing.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2021-08-13

I’m a refrig tech,using correct pipe cutters to make the cut clean & strt & debured &flared it according to the instructions but the flares keep looking deformed.The inner tapered seat looks ok,but the rest of it looks deformed.Tips red + video viewed

Asked by: Kiwi Ian
Please look to see if you have any burrs on the tool dies themselves. Use the lube that came in the kit. Make sure that you tighten up OP 1 fully before proceeding to OP 2. Then tighten OP 2 fully. Double check to see that the bolts on the side that hold the tubing are very tight, as so the tubing does not move.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-10-08

Will this work on stainless a steel line?

Asked by: wolfdog
This will not work with a stainless steel line.
Answered by: SeanW
Date published: 2019-10-08

Does the inside need to be deburred and the outside beveled like on the old basic flaring tools?

Asked by: Tech
We do recommend deburring both the inside and outside of the tubing, this will provide a cleaner flair. We also recommend that the lube, that comes with the kit be used prior to flaring.
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2021-08-13

Is there a video on this

Asked by: hazy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGEav7_y9Xg
Answered by: Bob G
Date published: 2019-10-08

Is there a metric bubble flare version of this?

Asked by: Duke
Unfortunately at this time we do not offer a bubble flare version.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2020-06-11

People are saying to use lube for the flare. What kind of lube should l use? And do you have to use lube?

Asked by: Matt
You will need to use lube to protect the line and the dies on the tool. You can pretty much use anything from WD 40 to anti seize.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-10-08

On Car Flaring Tool for 1/4 or 5/16 Tubing Is it available? The 3/16 works great my favor tool.

Asked by: Yianni
Unfortunately as of now we do not currently have a 1/4 or 5/16th on car version.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2019-10-08

Will you guys make a 37 degree attachment for this?

Asked by: Manny
At this time unfortunately we do not have any 37 degree dies in the works.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-07-31

What degree of angle is this tool. 45 or 37?

Asked by: Charlie69
This tool produces a 45 degree double flare.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-06-18

What are the physical dimensions of this tool? What is the minimum length of tube necessary to make a flair with this tool? Thank you.

Asked by: Mike Olson
This tool is 1.75 inches long without the die threaded in and 3 inches with the die. The height of this tool is 5 inches. The tubing would have to be at least 1-1/8th inches long.
Answered by: Scott C
Date published: 2018-06-06

Could you put a video up to see this tool in operation Please?

Asked by: haze812
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGEav7_y9Xg
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2018-12-16

Does this tool work with Nicopp (Cunifer) copper/nickel alloy lines?

Asked by: dougie ps
This tool will be fine with copper/nickel lines.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2018-12-16

Are other line sizes available?

Asked by: wrcny
We only have the 3/16 line available.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2019-11-15

will this do stainless steel lines?

Asked by: 88 toy
This tool is not designed to be used with stainless steel brake lines.
Answered by: S Church
Date published: 2018-12-19

Can this tool create a metric bubble flare?

Asked by: BMW E36
This tool produces double flares only.
Answered by: KHoffnagle
Date published: 2018-10-10
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Eastwood On Car Brake Line Flaring Tool for 3/16 Tubing
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